Another Citation was purposefully made for the furthest reaches of the Grand Courts at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Peopled with marble sculptures, the room acted as a starting point for an installation of episodic and fragmentary photographs, including river scenes from India alongside the dramatic birth of a child.
Another Citation brings together a suite of photographs that capture states of immediacy and remind us of how the world can change in an instant. But there is more that binds these images together: each scene pivots on the expressiveness of the hands. Whether waving, floundering or extending for the very first time, these hands are an apt evocation of the contemporary moment. Hands have become symbolically loaded, not simply because they can transmit disease, but because they also enable connection. In this work, lonely hands reach out, seeking reciprocal gestures to rescue them from the deep. Another Citation was commissioned as part of #ArchiePlus.